Liverpool v Manchester City
26th February 2006
Rafa Benitez is forced to make changes to his line-up, with Momo Sissoko out after suffering that eye injury, Jamie Carragher suspended and Fowler not to play as part of a gentleman’s agreement with City. As a result Daniel Agger comes in at centre-back in place of Carra, Jan Kromkamp takes up the right-midfield role in place of Gerrard who moves to the centre of midfield and up-front there’s a start for Peter Crouch alongside Fernando Morientes. Other than that it’s pretty much as expected for the Reds.
Ex-red David James is in goal for Manchester City and Gerrard will be up against his fellow-scouser and friend Joey Barton in midfield.
Liverpool: J Reina, S Finnan, D Agger, S Hyypia, J Riise, J Kromkamp, S Gerrard, X Alonso, H Kewell, P Crouch, F Morientes
Subs: J Dudek, D Cisse, S Luis Garcia, D Hamann, D Traore
Man City: D James, D Mills, R Dunne, S Distin, S Jordan, T Sinclair, J Barton, K Musampa, A Riera, G Samaras, A Sibierski
Subs: N Weaver, D Sommeil, S Ireland, L Croft, B Wright-Phillips
Ref: D Gallagher